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Fort Works Art presents Clay Stinnett: "Honky Tonk Lagoon" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Clay Stinnett

Fort Works Art will present "Honky Tonk Lagoon," a solo exhibition by North Texas artist Clay Stinnett. Stinnett is a full-time outsider artist whose work in a white wall gallery will be a breath of fresh air in what can oftentimes feel like repetitive narratives in the art world. The exhibition will span both floors of the gallery and be an insider investigation into the mind of Stinnett.

The show began with the title work, "Honky Tonk Lagoon," which came from a Bob Dylan track. The experience and process of making art is what truly matters to Stinnett, however, the result is so visually rewarding and impactful that the experience for the viewer becomes equally as important.

Digging through his studio, which can only be described as a space run by an organized hoarder, Stinnett located a study of an old master painting from the 16th century that he had and recreated it into a new fantastical world by warping the painting and adding his own elements. The works can best be described as if you are looking through a kaleidoscope filter that has been further distorted by the mind of the artist. Stinnett’s works are combinations of MAD Magazine, Garbage Pail Kids, trucker magazines and other pop culture references painted with acrylics and airbrush. However, he paints these works as if he was Hieronymus Bosch or artist Matthew Guest, two very important influences of Stinnett.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 13.

Fort Works Art will present "Honky Tonk Lagoon," a solo exhibition by North Texas artist Clay Stinnett. Stinnett is a full-time outsider artist whose work in a white wall gallery will be a breath of fresh air in what can oftentimes feel like repetitive narratives in the art world. The exhibition will span both floors of the gallery and be an insider investigation into the mind of Stinnett.

The show began with the title work, "Honky Tonk Lagoon," which came from a Bob Dylan track. The experience and process of making art is what truly matters to Stinnett, however, the result is so visually rewarding and impactful that the experience for the viewer becomes equally as important.

Digging through his studio, which can only be described as a space run by an organized hoarder, Stinnett located a study of an old master painting from the 16th century that he had and recreated it into a new fantastical world by warping the painting and adding his own elements. The works can best be described as if you are looking through a kaleidoscope filter that has been further distorted by the mind of the artist. Stinnett’s works are combinations of MAD Magazine, Garbage Pail Kids, trucker magazines and other pop culture references painted with acrylics and airbrush. However, he paints these works as if he was Hieronymus Bosch or artist Matthew Guest, two very important influences of Stinnett.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 13.

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WHERE

Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
https://fortworksart.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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